carelessly

carelessly
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. heedlessly, negligently, neglectfully, thoughtlessly, nonchalantly, offhandedly, rashly, hastily, unthinkingly, inattentively, unmindfully, unconcernedly, without counting the cost, at random, happen what may, incautiously, improvidently, irresponsibly, wastefully, without caution, without care, without concern, casually, insouciantly, haphazardly, sloppily, helter-skelter, any old way*; see also anyhow 2 .

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  • Carelessly — Care less*ly, adv. In a careless manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carelessly — [[t]ke͟ə(r)ləsli[/t]] ADV GRADED: ADV with v If someone does something carelessly, they do it without much thought or effort. [WRITTEN] → See also careless Houston carelessly tossed the notebooks on the bed... Oh, he said carelessly. I m in no… …   English dictionary

  • carelessly — adverb a) Giving the appearance of carelessness; relaxedly. The papers were carelessly strewn on the table. b) Done without care or attention; inattentively. Distracted by the salesperson, he carelessly read the contract …   Wiktionary

  • carelessly — adverb 1. without care or concern (Freq. 1) carelessly raised the children s hopes without thinking of their possible disappointment • Syn: ↑heedlessly • Derived from adjective: ↑heedless (for: ↑heedlessly), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • carelessly — adv. Carelessly is used with these verbs: ↑drop, ↑handle, ↑shrug, ↑sling, ↑throw, ↑toss …   Collocations dictionary

  • carelessly — careless ► ADJECTIVE 1) not giving sufficient attention or thought to avoiding harm or mistakes. 2) (careless of/about) not concerned or worried about. 3) showing no interest or effort; casual. DERIVATIVES carelessly adverb carelessness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • carelessly — adverb see careless …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • carelessly — See careless. * * * …   Universalium

  • carelessly — Synonyms and related words: a corps perdu, airily, any old way, any which way, anyhow, apathetically, at haphazard, at intervals, at random, bunglingly, by chance, by fits, by snatches, capriciously, casually, clumsily, cursorily, desperately,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • carelessly — adv. recklessly, without caution; indifferently …   English contemporary dictionary

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